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The Murphy Auditorium

Chicago, USA

50 East Erie Street
IL 60611 Chicago, USA
Phone +1 312 280 8447
Fax +1 312 280 8320
Location in the Loop neighborhood of Chicago just steps from the Magnificent Mile
Contact
Catherine Carey, Event Coordinator

Booking Instructions

Contact Catherine Carey on Tel: +1 312 280 8447 or Email: ccarey@facs.org

The Auditorium was completed in 1926 as a tangible memorial to the great Dr. John B. Murphy. The Auditorium was built on the property of the American College of Surgeons, with the agreement that ACS would maintain the building as a memorial to Dr. Murphy. The Auditorium was designed to host ACS meeting and serve as a center for education in surgery. The Auditorium was renovated in 1987 due to the growing need for space by some departments of ACS. In 2003, after ACS had moved all offices to the new headquarters building, restoration work began on the Auditorium. This restoration work was completed in June of 2006 and the Auditorium has returned to its original splendor. Virtually every detail has been restored or replicated to its original design. The Murphy Auditorium is truly one of Chicago’s finest architectural jewels. The interior of the auditorium features a large domed central space. The space above the dome, accessible only by a small elevator, housed the library and reading rooms until 1963. Chicago's most elegant venue is available for all your special event needs. This gorgeous building is reminiscent of a Parisian chapel, and has been restored to its original ornate beauty.


Conference and Event Facilities

With five meeting rooms and banqueting and reception capacity, this historical building will be sure to make your event a sucess. General amenities include a professional team of Event Managers available, outdoor event space, permanent stage and walls, video conferencing and Wi‑Fi.

 
Area/Room Name
Indoor
Outdoor
Reception
Banquet
Buffet
Stand-Up
Buffet
Seated
Reception/Banquet
Seated
Reception/Buffet
Stand-Up
Reception/Buffet
Seated
 
Auditorium
Yes
300
210
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